Handling Orphanware and Buying From Startups
Ever buy a product for a critical function, only to have the vendor go out of
business? What did you do? How did you support a tool with no vendor to back
And when buying from a startup, which may or may not make it, what special
precautions do you take? Do you demand to see the balance sheet, get source
in escrow or come in with a backup plan in case they go under?
We are writing a feature story about these topics and would love to hear your
war stories, lessons and advice. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 03/29/2007 at 1:15 PM